NEW KENSINGTON, PA—Yerecic Label announced the installation of its first digital press and inline finishing unit with partners Domino and AB Graphic International. The Domino N610i and ABG Digicon 3 align with Yerecic Label’s dedication to investing in advanced technology to better serve customers.
“With Yerecic Label’s focus on lean manufacturing and serving at the Speed of Fresh, our digital press cell must meet demanding standards,” said Yerecic Label President Art Yerecic. “The Domino digital press and ABG finishing unit allows Yerecic Label to be even more nimble while achieving the consistent high quality our customers expect.”
Yerecic Label spent more than a year researching more than 10 digital press and finisher manufacturers’ quality, conformance to food safety requirements, capabilities and equipment speed. After the thorough review process, Yerecic Label selected Domino’s N610i digital UV inkjet label press with an inline ABG Digicon 3 finishing unit. This press cell configuration allows Yerecic Label great flexibility in constructions and capabilities on-press.
“Feedback from current users within our TLMI community was a major piece of the equipment research,” said Yerecic Label Vice President of Production Brian Hurst. “The opportunity to visit fellow TLMI converters, see the press and finisher onsite, and talk with operators was invaluable during our selection process.”
“We know that the importance of speed, uptime and print quality are key to our customers and the success of their business. Domino has ‘engineered out’ operator intervention on the N610i digital UV inkjet label press with automated features of printhead cleaning, stitching and recirculating ink. What that means is that at the end of the day, our customers produce more labels in less time with consistent and repeatable high-quality printing,” said Bill Myers, marketing manager for Domino Digital Printing North America. “Combining the highest digital productivity, the best UV inkjet quality, and the most consistent print results on a proven and reliable platform—those characteristics are what separate the Domino N610i from everything else.”
“We are able to satisfy even the most color-sensitive customers with the high density dual white ink and 6-color EG (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, orange and violet) that accurately reproduces over 92 percent of Pantone colors,” said Brian. “The press/finisher speed of more than 200 fpm was just as important in convincing the Yerecic Label team that it was time to invest in digital capabilities.”
“When specifying Yerecic Label’s digital solution, we realized finishing the product inline was critical to their needs,” said Tony Bell, ABG sales director. “Yerecic chose added value for their customers, flexibility and most importantly automation, allowing products to be turned around very quickly, reducing the chance of operator error.”
The ABG Digicon 3’s fleyeVision 100 percent camera inspection and glueless turret rewinder ensures Yerecic can prepare smaller rolls for immediate dispatch straight from the machine, safe in the knowledge the product has been inspected and passes stringent quality control requirements.
“As configured, we’ve already identified more than 300 constructions our digital press cell can create in one pass,” said Art. “We hope to add to our TLMI Print Awards with our new digital capability. With Yerecic Label’s 50th anniversary coming in 2019, we’re looking forward to continued success with our digital partners, Domino and ABG.”